RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The public is once again invited to cut down a Christmas tree from Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest.
A $5 required permit can be purchased online or from the Green Mountain National Forest offices in Manchester and Rochester.
This year, the US Forest Service is providing free Christmas tree vouchers to fourth grade students in support of the Every Kid Outdoors initiative.
It was created so that the country’s fourth-graders and their families could discover wildlife, resources, and history for free. The students must register online at: https://everykidoutdoors.gov and present a printed voucher to redeem a Christmas tree voucher, US Forest Service officials said.
Trees may be harvested within designated areas of the forest and must be cut 6 inches or less from the ground, according to the Forest Service. All waste and debris from the activity, including woody debris, must be removed from roads, ditches and culverts, officials said.
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